For a long time, Minecraft was considered as the best selling PC game of all time. Well, not anymore as Bluehole’s battle royale game has managed to surpass Minecraft’s PC sales. Yeap, as of today, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is the best selling game in the history of PC gaming.
According to Steamspy’s data, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has sold more than 27.8 million copies worldwide. However, Steamspy suggests that there could be a margin of error of 160K units. If we exclude these units, we got ourselves 27.640.000 units. That’s a pretty big number right? Well, apparently that’s enough in order to position PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds as the best selling PC game of all time.
According to Minecraft’s official stats, the game has sold – so far – 27.598.163 units worldwide. That’s 40.000 units less than the minimum amount of what PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has already sold.
There is nothing more to add here. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is currently the most successful PC game of all time, despite its many flaws and issues. It will be interesting to see whether this “battle royale” bubble will burst and whether Minecraft will be able to catch up – or surpass – PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ sales in the near or distant future.
For what it’s worth, the game has managed to surpass 3 million concurrent users last month.
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved – and still does – the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the “The Evolution of PC graphics cards.”